Aug 2, 2010

I have super powers . . .

I can't make fish fly in formation over my head, but apparently, I have super powers. I am enjoying a day of whimsy and hanging with my kids. My son is 18 and about to start college, if we can ever find any classes open. Long story, but he's been accepted to three colleges and universities, we have paid all the fees, met all the requirements and can't seem to find any open classes. We are currently enrolled in two separate places, just hoping to get some classes that he can actually attend! That's an all consuming job at the moment. My daughter is 16, almost 17 and she is about to be a senior. Today is one of those days where nothing seems as important as hanging out with them.


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 8/2/2010. All rights reserved.
4" x 8" skinny using images from my own collection of vintage pix and papers.


So, as we sit around talking about various directions in which the writers could take Grey's Anatomy, as we watch reruns, we have been looking up things in Urban Dictionary. That's where we discovered anyone named Marsha has super powers. I can read minds and know who is calling me before I answer the phone (withOUT looking at the call waiting) supposedly but it does seem kind of true we decided.

We have also discussed why flip flops get stinky and how to get them unstinky and we've talked about thugs and contemporary uses of that word, and we've talked about movies, and friends and various things. My kids are getting to that remarkable age where even in seemingly trivial discussions, from their mouths, more frequently than before, flow some incredibly intelligent developed thought that makes you realize they are their own people with their own sense of self and that they have grown up or are about to be grown up. That amazement you find in your kids accomplishments does not end after the first words are spoken, or first steps taken. It continues long after they are talking and walking, and have grown taller and smarter than you, I have pleasantly discovered.

My friend Terri is celebrating her 35th wedding anniversary today and it made me realize I never proclaimed my undying love for my own dear man. Last week we celebrated our 22nd anniversary and more than ever, I cannot imagine my life without him. He has been such a rock for me always, but especially in the last year. The best friend I have ever had, the best husband I could have ever imagined. He completes me. He is someone I admire greatly for so many reasons and I know how very lucky I am to have him. He makes dreams come true. He has super powers too.
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16 comments:

Jamie said...

What a lovely, wonderful day you had!!! I bet the kids enjoyed it as much as you did. Love, Jamie

Janet Ghio said...

What a nice post--and what a great day, just hanging out with your kids. I hope you can find some classes! I love spending time with my grandaughters, ages 19 and 15--and seeing what cool and interesting women they are becoming.

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

So glad you are spending time with your family - life is so precious... and those marsha super powers...makes me wish you had a cape to put on this latest collage - which, by the way is great to 'sea', c, see!!

Paben said...

Glad you took a day just to be with your Family!Those are the best days of All!Miss your humor and Art. Life has been so busy for us this year good and bad,but we are still here!We are going to become Great Grandparents in Feb. so I am looking forward to a new baby to spoil!lol!

Anji Johnston said...

Enjoy every precious moment you have with them Marsha. My son just came home from college in Vermont and I cannot tell you how much I missed him and how amazing he is to have around, even for a short time. I hope your 'alone' days with the family are blessed and happy and full of laughter. Love Anji

Kathy said...

Well, thank you for sending me another place to spend/waste my time!! Urban Dictionary. Boy, do I feel left out of the loop!! Your post was great, btw. Don't you love when the realization hits you, that your kids, YOUR kids, are fabulous beyond measure!! I love that!

Terri Kahrs said...

Sounds like you had an awesome 'kid' day! Alas, as they grow, those days are few and far between. How great that you could just hang out and enjoy each others company. BTW - Happy Belated Anniversary, Marsha! Sounds like we got two of the GREATEST Guys EVER!!! We're very blessed!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

PS Awesome post! Welcome Back!!! xoxox

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow! 22 years! Happy anniversary for last week :-)
Hope you manage to get college sorted for your son .....
Love the skinny especially the flying fish!

roc said...

happy belated anniversary to you! and why yes, i agree, you do have super powers!

Astrid Maclean said...

Congrats!! I had my 36th a couple days before Terri, what is it about this time of year hey. Hope you had a great day hanging out with you kids and you find that college place soon, I bet it's a lot of work...

Jill said...

What a beautiful life-affirming post - so good to read people saying positive things about their families. Here's to your next 22 years.

Marit said...

What a lovely post and such true words you speak about your kids. Young adults... LOVE THEM! My son just turned 18 and will be off to universaty after the summer. Right now he's traveling the USA (7 weeks!) and I can't wait to hear his stories when he gets back... precious moments! We cherish them!

kentboy said...

Just 22 years? It was only yesterday I saw you and fell in love. It's been such a short time, how can we have grown up kids? Oh, I remember you have super powers.

To the outer most stars and back.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

What a marvelous mom you are!! My next door neighbor often asks me if her teenagers ever bother me and I tell her "I'm just glad that you have the house they want to hang out at!" And I think you are that kind of mom too!
And I adore ~ adore the new creation! And your blog header too! Such color and whimsy ~ I love it!
Hope you have many more wonderful days my friend!

stampsalot87 said...

Marsha
I am not sure what colleges he was excepted to; but most colleges, except for JC's, have required freshman courses, and the school sets up the schedule for the first semester for freshman. You might want to get in touch with the office of the Dean of Students and inquire.

aliceinparis said...

Marsha, I am so glad you are finding your own path again:) You were on a bit of a roller coaster for a while. Glad to hear your family tales and looking forward to your new art.
We've been having a hot summer here in Nova Scotia and I have not been doing much painting at all. My camera has been busy though! September will bring me back to my brushes:) Have a happy weekend!